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Philippine Insurrection - U.S. Army

James Parker

Details
  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel (Highest Rank: Major General)
  • Conflict/Era: Philippine Insurrection
  • Unit/Command:
    45th Infantry,
    U.S. Volunteers
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: December 4, 1899
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vigan, Luzon, Philippine Islands
Citation
While in command of a small garrison repulsed a savage night attack by overwhelming numbers of the enemy, fighting at close quarters in the dark for several hours.
Medal of Honor Recipient James Parker
Medal of Honor Recipient James Parker
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Newark, Essex County, New Jersey
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 8, 1902
  • Born: February 20, 1854, Newark, Essex County, NJ, United States
  • Died: June 2, 1934, New York, NY, United States
  • Buried: St. Mary's Episcopal Cemetery, Portsmouth, RI, United States
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